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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 12 March 2020 - 1:16pm

To The Editor:

Social workers across British Columbia will celebrate our profession and the work we do during Social Work Week, March 15 – 21, 2020.

This year’s theme is “United by Diversity. Strengthened by Inclusion”; values which have long been the cornerstones of the social work profession.

Social workers strive to enhance the worth, self-...

by Letters to the editor on 5 March 2020 - 8:45am

A decal of a cartoon Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted was posted on social media with the name of an Alberta-based company prominently on display. When questioned about it, the owner both acknowledged he was aware of the sticker and downplayed the clearly violent imagery of the rape of a minor. On the cusp of...

by Letters to the editor on 28 February 2020 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

Our children and grandchildren. We care for them, lose sleep over them, and provide them with food, shelter and so much love.

Why then is it so hard for us to consider their future and ensure that they have one in which they will thrive?

We know that the fossil fuel industry spends tremendous sums of money influencing governments,...

by Letters to the editor on 24 February 2020 - 8:27am

To The Editor:

I will confess that for big projects, I think flow charts are a useful graphic to map the path from start to completion.

In the context of the December 20, 2019 news release from Environment and Climate Change Canada, I noticed part of their statement: … “Canada will develop a plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and will set legally...

by Letters to the editor on 7 February 2020 - 6:26am

To The Editor:

Scientists know that First Nations people have lived in what is now Canada for at least 12,000 years.

Europeans arrived about 500 years ago and colonized the land. At first, Indigenous people were treated as allies. As more and more settlers arrived from Europe and the demand for land increased, administrators began to regard First Nations...

by Letters to the editor on 28 January 2020 - 6:09am

To The Editor:

At the end of the month-long Alzheimer’s Awareness Month campaign “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand,” the Alzheimer Society of B.C. thanks the people of Nelson and the rest of the West Kootenay region for the role they have played in challenging the stigma that surrounds dementia.

It is important to raise awareness about...

by Letters to the editor on 27 January 2020 - 10:36am

In support of the January 25th Global Day of Action calling for No War on Iran, approximately 80 people who gathered at Castlegar United Church
urged all Federal party leaders to work to avoid a catastrophic war.  They wrote:
Whereas the USA may launch a war on Iran;
Whereas such a war will involve Canada;
Whereas such a war could lead to a world nuclear war;...

by Letters to the editor on 14 January 2020 - 6:24am

To The Editor:

A mindboggling 292 square kilometer open pit mine in norther Albertais quietly working its way through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s approval process.

This behemoth relies on relentless growth in oil demand at a time of growing climate instability. 

 Frontier would pump out an annual 4.1 megatonnes of climate-...

by Letters to the editor on 9 January 2020 - 7:43pm

To The Editor:

I read the submitted article (published Tuesday, December 31, 2019) on the online (The Nelson Daily) site from the Nature Conservancy of Canada suggesting to leave Christmas trees in backyards to slowly decay.

While I...

by Letters to the editor on 16 December 2019 - 8:25am

To The Editor:

Last month, more than 11,000 scientists from around the world declared that our earth is facing a climate emergency. This news isn’t exactly new - alarming climate change trends have been noted by world scientists for over 40 years. Yet greenhouse gas emissions are still rapidly rising, with increasingly damaging effects on the earth's climate....

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